A Dictionary of the English Language
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Title Page

Engraved by Heath, from an Original Painting by Opie, in the Possession of Mr. Harrison.
The Sarcophagus, and other Ornamental Parts, designed by Mr. R. Smirke."


London. Published as the Act directs, March 14. 1786. by Harrison and Co., No. 18. Paternoster Row.


A
DICTIONARY

OF THE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE:

IN WHICH
The WORDS are deduced from their ORIGINALS,

AND
ILLUSTRATED in their DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS
BY

EXAMPLES from the best WRITERS.
TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

A HISTORY of the LANGUAGE,
AND

An ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

By SAMUEL JOHNSON, A. M.
In TWO VOLUMES.

Cum tabulis animum censoris sumet honesti:
Audebit, quaecumque parum splendoris habebunt.
Et sine pondereerunt, et honore indigna ferentur.
Verba movere loco; quamvisinvita recedant,
Et versentur adhuc inter penetralia Vestae:
Obscurata diu populo bonus eruet, atque
Proferet in lucem speciosa vocabula rerum,
Quae priscis memorata Catonibus atque Cethegis,
Nunc situs informis premit et deserta vetustas.     Hor.

LONDON
Printed by W. Strahan,
For J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes;
A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley.
MDCCLV



Directions to the BOOK-BINDER.

The First Volume contains, —— The Preface; History of the English Language; The Grammar; and, The Letters A to K inclusive.

The Second Volume contains, —— L to Z inclusive.


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